During the banquet celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, Tom was
asked to give his friends a brief account of the benefits of a marriage of
such long duration.
"Tell us Tom, just what is it you have learned from all those wonderful years
with your wife?"
Tom responds, "Well, I've learned that marriage is the best teacher of all. It
teaches you loyalty, forbearance, meekness, self-restraint, forgiveness, and
many other qualities you wouldn't have needed if you'd stayed single in the